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Posts Tagged ‘Ethnic conflict’ (6 found)

Burma Army’s actions in Karen State threaten to expand fighting, endangering peace process and displaced people’s return

YANGON, MYANMAR (Sept. 29, 2016) — A continued Burma military offensive into the contested Hat Gyi dam area threatens to ignite fighting with the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and imperils a 4-year-old ceasefire, says Karen Rivers Watch […]

September 29, 2016  •  By Karen Rivers Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Torture, extrajudicial killing, and use of civilians as human shields by Burma Army during new offensive against SSPP/SSA near Upper Yeywa dam site in Kyaukme

During May 2016, the Burma Army has committed grave human rights violations, which meet the definition of war crimes, during a new offensive against the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Kyaukme township, northern Shan State, close to the Upper Yeywa dam site on the Namtu/Myitnge river […]

June 2, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of PSLF/TNLA Requesting Sanghas, Elders and People for Avoiding Racial Conflict

Today, May 28, 2016, as over a thousand local Shan people held protest in Kyauk-me Town and one-sidedly opposed our Ta’ang National Liberation Army with all kinds of accusations, we have learnt that our Ta’ang Sanghas, elders and people have become upset and they would like to make a certain response […]

May 28, 2016  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF/TNLA)  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Military Confrontation or Political Dialogue: Consequences of the Kokang Crisis for Peace and Democracy in Myanmar

The renewed violence in the Kokang region of the northern Shan state in February 2015 has had serious repercussions for efforts to solve ethnic conflict in Burma/Myanmar and end the decades-old civil war. The fighting started when troops led by the veteran Kokang leader Pheung Kya-shin (Peng Jiasheng) resurfaced in the Kokang region and attacked government and army positions after an interval of nearly six years […]

July 17, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤